Sunday, 20 April 2014

Battle Bridge to Angel Guided Walk

Do you know how King's Cross got its name? Or what it was called before that and why? Ever wanted to know how we got the expression to dance on someone's grave? Or what a circus really is?
Explore with us a hidden London on this 90 mins walk. There will also be a post walk drinks option. Feel free to bring friends or come on your own. 
This walk involves 2 flights of stairs and so not suitable for the less able.
"Who needs Ibiza when you have Kings Cross!" Billy Reilly, Nightclub Entrepreneur

When: Saturday 26th April
Time: 10.45am for an 11am start (on the dot)
Place: Kings Cross St Pancras Square (see star in pic below)
Duration: 90 mins
Finishes at: Angel
Cost: £5 (includes booking fee)
Transport: See Transport for London 
Weather: Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather 
Battle Bridge on map
The Angel, Islington
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Easter Sunday canal side walk: Camden to Angel

Camden Lock
An Easter Sunday walk
When: Sunday 20th April, 1.45pm
Where: Camden Town Tube
Duration: c. 90 mins
Cost: £4
We start in Camden walking along the Regent's Canal which passes the craft stalls and quirky clothing shops of the famous market, a centre for London’s alternative culture.

Camden Town has existed only since the 1790s. Until then, the area north of Tottenham Court was given over to open land and fields. The green expanse was crossed by the now hidden River Fleet.
After Camden, there are quieter reaches, but the canal is still at the heart of a vibrant cultural scene. See how the landscape of London changes through Kings Cross, over Islington tunnel to where a man made river meets the Regents Canal. 

The main centre of trade was the Regent's Canal Dock, a point for seaborne cargo to be unloaded onto canal boats. Cargo from abroad, including ice destined for what is now the museum, was unloaded there and continued its journey on barges.

By the 1840s the railways were taking traffic from the canals and there were attempts made, without success, to turn the canal into a railway at various times during the 19th Century. 
There will be an option for post walk drinks. Bring friends or just yourself!
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This walk will take c. 90 mins and costs £4. We meet at Camden tube station at 1.45pm and leave at 2pm on the dot. Keep an eye open for our sign!

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